2018 Football Schedule
As anticipation continues to grow for Liberty's first season of FBS football, college football's highest level of competition, the athletics department has announced game times for its six home games in 2018.
The Flames will play their first three home games of the year at 6 p.m. (Sept. 1 vs. Old Dominion; Sept. 15 vs. Norfolk State; Sept. 22 vs. North Texas) and their final three home games at 2 p.m. (Oct. 13 vs. Troy; Oct. 20 vs. Idaho State; Nov. 24 vs. New Mexico State).
This year, fans will experience a newly renovated Williams Stadium, home of Liberty's football program since 1989. Stadium capacity has been increased to 25,000 (up from 19,200), with the east side of the stadium offering new upper deck seating and expanded concession and restroom options.
Liberty has also announced the special events and festivities surrounding each of Liberty's six home football games in 2018:
Sept. 1 vs. Old Dominion – 6 p.m. (Kickoff to Inaugural FBS Season/Football Alumni Weekend) Sept. 15 vs. Norfolk State – 6 p.m. (Hall of Fame Weekend) Sept. 22 vs. North Texas – 6 p.m. (College for a Weekend) Oct. 13 vs. Troy – 2 p.m. (Family Weekend) Oct. 20 vs. Idaho State – 2 p.m. (Homecoming Weekend) Nov. 24 vs. New Mexico State – 2 p.m. (Staff and Military Appreciation Day)
Rise With Us: The Process
On Feb. 16, 2017, the NCAA approved Liberty's waiver request to begin the two-year FBS reclassification process. Liberty completed its final season as a FCS program in 2017, playing as a member of the Big South Conference.
During the 2018 season, Liberty will compete as a FBS independent program and will not be eligible for postseason competition. At the conclusion of the two-year transition process, Liberty will be a full-fledged FBS program in 2019, which will include the opportunity to compete for bowl game appearances.
The Flames will host their first FBS home game against Old Dominion on Sept. 1, 2018, the first of four FBS teams to visit Williams Stadium in 2018 to meet the FBS reclassification criteria. The 2018 home schedule also features FBS matchups against North Texas (Sept. 22), Troy (Oct. 13) and New Mexico State (Nov. 24).
Fans who purchased season tickets by the priority deadline of May 15 will have priority for seat assignments. For more information about becoming a season ticket holder, please contact the Flames Ticket Office at (434) 582-SEAT (7328) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans can support Liberty Football and enjoy special game-day privileges by joining the Flames Club. The Flames Club exists to underwrite Liberty Athletics' three-fold mission to train Champions for Christ, provide a world-class student-athlete experience and achieve victory with integrity.
Flames Club membership starts at just $60 and members can enjoy preferred parking, seating and pregame hospitality benefits, based upon membership level.
For more information about west (red) reserved benchback seats, west (blue) premium chairback seats, west club seats or future loge box seats, call 434-582-CLUB (2582), email FlamesClub@liberty.edu, or visit www.LibertyFlames.com/FlamesClub.
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